Database Staff Scientist in Marlborough, MA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/23/2020

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Job Description

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At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast-moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

As a Database Staff Scientist, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge.

This professional will work on-site in Marlborough, MA (when we return to the office).

Database Staff Scientist – the role:

The Database Staff Scientist will participate in design, development, validation, and implementation of new clinical database workflows and technology enhancements, including QC workflow, clinical annotation/curation process development, external database integration, testing/validation scripts, and other tools/workflows related to genetic diagnostics. This professional will also consult on process and technology improvements within R&D, Operations, Quality Assurance and IT departments.

Job responsibilities:

• Clinical database design and development

• Provide leadership in technical decisions affecting product development issues. Identify problems, investigate alternatives, and recommend possible courses of action

• Serve as a subject matter expertise in clinical db technologies/workflows

• Prepare reports and analysis of results as related to product/process development and improvement

• Guide and mentor other scientists, engineers, and project team members

• Work with team members and other Business Unit personnel (R&D, Operations, product transfer, project management, and quality departments) to meet department and project objectives.

• Prepare and/or contribute to articles/abstracts for publication or presentation

• Participate in resolution of support requests where clinical database tools are used

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

• Two+ years of experience with T-SQL database development

• Basic understanding of genetics (education and/or experience)

• One+ year of hands-on experience databasing/processing DNA sequencing results (variants and QC data)

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional preferred qualifications:

• Advanced understanding of genetics

• Two+ years of hands-on experience with design and development of db processing of next-generation sequencing results

• Four+ years of clinical or pharmacogenomics database development experience

• Two+ years of experience with clinical annotation pipelines/workflows

• Two+ years of experience using/incorporating genetics databases (ClinVar, COSMIC, TCGA, gnomAD, etc.)

• Some CI/CD, version control experience

• Two+ years of experience generating regulatory and process documentation (SOPs, validations, test reports, etc.)

• Some experience with API utilization, Perl, Python and shell scripting

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity/Citizenship.

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